- Former President Rawlings has aplauded Akufo-Addo for appointing Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor
- Rawlings says Amidu's appointment shows that the President is ready to fight corruption in Ghana
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has finally made his views known after the appointment of Martin Amidu as the special prosecutor by the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to the former Ghanaian leader, Akufo-Addo's appointment of the former Attorney General shows his level of seriousness and his commitment to fighting corruption.
Speaking in a meeting with the new Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Tsutomu Himeno, Mr. Rawlings insisted that he is convinced President Akufo-Addo together with Mr Amidu will deal decisively with corrupt cases in Ghana.
“The appointment of Amidu as Special Prosecutor from outside his own party shows the President is serious. It vindicates some of us. No developed country should hold back in assisting our country to improve the lives of our people,” Citifmonline.com reported.
Jerry Rawlings in his conversation urged Japan and other development partners to refrain from holding back aid and support to Ghana.
Touching on international matters, the former NDC leader said globalization has created much wealth and has also led to a great deal of impoverishment, due to the unequal distribution of wealth caused by the ‘savagery of capitalism’.
Martin Amidu’s appointment by the NPP administration on January this year generated huge controversies, especially among some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
However, Mr Amidu on Tuesday faced the Vetting Committee of parliament and he has been since approved by the appointment committee.
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